One of December’s Top Reads
Dignam & Martinez
A nightmarish realm. A city of monsters. One girl’s soul caught in the middle. Supernatural bounty hunter Alice Werner loves her job. She gets paid the big bucks to take down her targets and doesn’t ask her clients too many questions as long as the money’s good. But when a girl goes missing and the case feels all too familiar, Alice can’t help but act. Concern for the girl’s safety draws her into a risky case. Compassion keeps her involved when the stakes begin to rise. Desperation forces her to call on an old flame for help. Despite their unfinished past, Alice and Isaac Moreau, a prominent Mage, must work together to save the girl. When clues reveal more than meets the eye, Alice must face her deepest fears and confront demons from her past to protect the victim, and herself, from a fate worse than death.
Uncaged Review: An action-packed ride from Hell, and this is one terrific start to a series. I couldn’t stop reading this one, once I started. Alice once was taken to The Reflection, an alternate realm where demons and monsters truly live. After she escapes, she is changed. She becomes a Supernatural bounty hunter and traps ghosts and beings causing havoc for a living. When a girl goes missing in a theater that is closing, Alice knows she has to help get her back, and once she finds out the girl is in The Reflection, she’ll need all she has at her disposal to get her out, including the Mage, Isaac. Issac is also her ex – and turning to him is the last thing she wants to do, but together is the only way they are strong enough.
This is one great storyline full of original takes on the genre, with believable characters and a well flushed out world. We learn why Alice is like she is, and what happened in her past. The book also has some creepy elements that can make you a bit squirmish like a good horror show at the movies. The romantic element is not in full force, but it is setting up nicely. The ending does end on a slight cliffhanger, but it finishes it’s own arc and the main saga continues – which is how a cliffhanger should be. Reviewed by Cyrene